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Michael Sam cut by Rams
« on: August 30, 2014, 04:05:41 PM »
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams released defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday, according to multiple league sources.

Sam's efforts to become the first openly gay player in NFL history came up just short in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks.



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Michael Sam had a team-high six tackles in the Rams' final preseason game but didn't make the 53-man roster.

Westbrooks is one of nine defensive linemen to land a roster spot.

Sam officially hit waivers Saturday at 4 p.m. ET when all NFL teams had to trim their rosters down to the league-mandated 53 players. From there, the other 31 teams will have 24 hours to put in a claim for Sam.

According to one league source, the Rams would like to bring Sam back to their 10-man practice squad.

The Rams spent a seventh-round draft pick, No. 249 overall, on Sam in May's draft. In arriving in St. Louis, Sam joined a team about two hours from the Missouri campus where he went to school, but also one loaded with defensive line talent. Sam put together a solid preseason performance, coming up with 11 tackles and three sacks. In Thursday night's preseason finale against Miami, Sam finished his preseason work with a team-high six tackles.

After the game, coach Jeff Fisher offered an endorsement of Sam's ability.

"I believe he can play in this league," Fisher said.

Teams can begin signing players waived in the final round of cuts after the waiver period ends Sunday.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11431047/michael-sam-cut-st-louis-rams

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Re: Michael Sam cut by Rams
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2014, 04:33:08 PM »
No surprise the experts have been saying this all week. He probably will play the second half of the season

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Re: Michael Sam cut by Rams
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014, 11:13:01 PM »
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Re: Michael Sam cut by Rams
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2014, 12:03:41 AM »
I hope he gets picked up off of wavers.  He deserves a fair shot at playing in the NFL.


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Re: Michael Sam cut by Rams
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2014, 12:17:09 AM »
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams released defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday, according to multiple league sources.

Sam's efforts to become the first openly gay player in NFL history came up just short in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks.



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Michael Sam had a team-high six tackles in the Rams' final preseason game but didn't make the 53-man roster.




Interesting....


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Re: Michael Sam cut by Rams
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2014, 12:34:30 AM »
so.....

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Re: Michael Sam cut by Rams
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2014, 12:55:28 AM »
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams released defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday, according to multiple league sources.

Sam's efforts to become the first openly gay player in NFL history came up just short in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks.



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Michael Sam had a team-high six tackles in the Rams' final preseason game but didn't make the 53-man roster.




Interesting....


http://espn.go.com/blog/st-louis-rams/post/_/id/11070/sam-simply-on-wrong-side-of-numbers

"Although Sam played well enough to prove he belongs in the NFL, he wasn't so overwhelming that the Rams couldn't keep him. He played almost exclusively as a left defensive end, and any hopes that he could gain an edge by working on special teams never materialized. "

I know you want to make this about his orientation but you can have a seat, it was a football decision.
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Re: Michael Sam cut by Rams
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2014, 01:17:09 AM »
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams released defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday, according to multiple league sources.

Sam's efforts to become the first openly gay player in NFL history came up just short in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks.



  • EnlargeMichael Sam


Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images
Michael Sam had a team-high six tackles in the Rams' final preseason game but didn't make the 53-man roster.




Interesting....


http://espn.go.com/blog/st-louis-rams/post/_/id/11070/sam-simply-on-wrong-side-of-numbers

"Although Sam played well enough to prove he belongs in the NFL, he wasn't so overwhelming that the Rams couldn't keep him. He played almost exclusively as a left defensive end, and any hopes that he could gain an edge by working on special teams never materialized. "

I know you want to make this about his orientation but you can have a seat, it was a football decision.


If I wanted to make an orientation issue I would have stated so. I just found it interesting he led the team in tackles the last preseason game.

You seem defensive of the team. Undercover rams fan?


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Re: Michael Sam cut by Rams
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2014, 01:34:52 AM »
The rams were really a bad fit for him because they are loaded on the defensive line. He'll picked up by someone else or make the practice squad.

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Re: Michael Sam cut by Rams
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2014, 06:15:49 AM »
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams released defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday, according to multiple league sources.

Sam's efforts to become the first openly gay player in NFL history came up just short in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks.



  • EnlargeMichael Sam


Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images
Michael Sam had a team-high six tackles in the Rams' final preseason game but didn't make the 53-man roster.




Interesting....


http://espn.go.com/blog/st-louis-rams/post/_/id/11070/sam-simply-on-wrong-side-of-numbers

"Although Sam played well enough to prove he belongs in the NFL, he wasn't so overwhelming that the Rams couldn't keep him. He played almost exclusively as a left defensive end, and any hopes that he could gain an edge by working on special teams never materialized. "

I know you want to make this about his orientation but you can have a seat, it was a football decision.


If I wanted to make an orientation issue I would have stated so. I just found it interesting he led the team in tackles the last preseason game.

You seem defensive of the team. Undercover rams fan?


Not defensive at all. You are just the most predictable poster on Onnidan.  :lol:
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Re: Michael Sam cut by Rams
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2014, 06:19:55 AM »
And for the record I have never rooted for the Rams a day in my life.
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Re: Michael Sam cut by Rams
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2014, 07:01:03 AM »
Hey Slope,
From an unpopular E. E. Smith graduate accordingly too your sources.  Please spell wavers as waivers. 

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Re: Michael Sam cut by Rams
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2014, 07:07:54 AM »
A seventh-round pick should have never gotten this much attention in the first place.  Now that the pressure is off him and the Rams he'll get picked up on waivers and be fine.  The Jags, Bucs and the Cowgirls all need some depth on the line.

Or $6,000 a week minimum for the practice squad.  Not a bad living at all.


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Re: Michael Sam cut by Rams
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2014, 11:26:05 AM »
A seventh-round pick should have never gotten this much attention in the first place.  Now that the pressure is off him and the Rams he'll get picked up on waivers and be fine.  The Jags, Bucs and the Cowgirls all need some depth on the line.

Or $6,000 a week minimum for the practice squad.  Not a bad living at all.



Actually 6,300 is the minimum but some players make way more than that

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Re: Michael Sam cut by Rams
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2014, 11:26:22 AM »
You honestly thought the first openly gay NFL player wasn't going to get a lot of attention?

 

 

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